Our Team

Joanna Blake

Pilates Instructor Jo Blake

Joanna Blake is an experienced and passionate teacher. She comes from a professional dance and education
background and has taught, performed and directed in the UK, France and USA.

Following a serious injury whilst performing with the contemporary dance choreographer
Regine CHOPINOT in France, she studied Pilates with Alan Herdman.
Subsequently practising BASI, Stott and Deborah Lessen Pilates techniques, Jo brings a unique
fusion of Pilates styles and complimentary Mind-Body techniques including Feldenkrais, Alexander
and Body-Mind Centering.
A former Founder member of Pilates Foundation UK, she has been a local leading facilitator of
Pilates technique for over 20 years. Jo was pleased to join the Body Alliance team in 2018 and is
looking forward to welcoming all her former clients to the equipment studio.

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